Placement Test

If you have taken French in high school and want to continue taking French at LC, you must first take the Foreign Language Placement Test via Moodle to find out the course in which you need to enroll.

About the Placement Test

The Foreign Language Placement Test determines your proficiency in writing, reading, and culture based on national guidelines established by ACTFL (The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages).

Since speaking and listening, the other 2 required skills, cannot be assessed by a written test, if you score high enough on the written test to "place out" of, or skip, French 201, you'll be required to take an individual oral interview with a French instructor in order to receive a waiver for the foreign languages component of the General Education requirement.

The ACTFL proficiency guidelines help form the minimal core content of French 101, 102, and 201 at Lynchburg College.

Moodle at LC

Moodle is an online service that you'll use in your classes at LC. Log-in information will be provided for you if you indicated on your schedule preference form that you would like to take French in your first year. (All other students will get their user name at SOAR.)

Enrolling in French:

  • If you enter Lynchburg College directly from high school, and have had 2 or more years of French in high school, you may qualify for enrollment at the intermediate level if you wish to continue with French.
  • If you enter at the 102 or 201 language level, you will be required to take the placement test to determine the level at which you should enter.
  • Work in the Modern Languages Resource Center constitutes part of the elementary and intermediate language courses. It is designed to teach and test your listening-comprehension and speaking skills, the components of which are auditory discrimination, auditory memory, pronunciation, and fluency.
  • The foreign language requirements may be waived for you if your native language is not English, and if you demonstrate to the faculty in the program an acceptable proficiency in speaking and writing in your native language.